Denis Droppa Group motoring editor

Denis Droppa has spent 28 years as a motoring journalist on two and four wheels, covering new-model launches, road tests, motorsport, and the motor industry.

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
These were South Africa’s top-selling car brands in a muted February

The premium segment is under pressure, with customers shifting from new vehicles to demos and pre-owned cars

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
REVIEW | Why there’s plenty to like about the electric BMW iX1

BMW has embraced the electric trend with gusto with its launch of several battery-electric models in South Africa in the past few years. It has ...

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
Ineos unveils new Fusilier 4x4 in electric and range extender models

British carmaker Ineos Automotive has unveiled the Fusilier, an electric 4x4 SUV which will hit the market in late 2026 or early 2027.

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
Volvo EX30 arrives in Mzansi as the marque's most affordable EV

Prices start at R775,900 and the range-topping model has a real sting in its tail.

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
BMW starts testing hydrogen vehicles in South Africa

BMW sees hydrogen cars as a complement to battery-electric vehicles, not a competition between the two technologies, and is rolling out a pilot fleet ...

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
REVIEW | BMW M2 time warps back to original M-car thrills

Even with its power reined in by electronics, the muscular rear-wheel drive M2 feels like it wants to go a few rounds in the boxing ring.

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
This limited-edition Mercedes G-Class is studded with diamonds

Mercedes-Benz has created a special Stronger Than Diamonds Edition of its iconic G-Class off-roader to commemorate Valentine’s Day.

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
Controversial Aarto demerit system hit by further delays

Errant motorists do not have to worry yet about being issued with demerit points on their driving licences as the Aarto system has been delayed once ...

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
These are the new Volkswagens coming to South Africa in 2024

New Tiguan and electric ID.4 are part of a new model onslaught from the German brand

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
REVIEW | The Honda CB 500X is an affordable, capable adventure tourer

Honda SA recently launched the CB 500X motorcycle as a more affordable alternative in its adventure touring line-up.